Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson financial analyst

Matt Simpson

Market Analyst

Matt Simpson is a certified technical analyst who combines charts and fundamentals to generate trading themes. He has traded spot FX and CFDs for over 10 years and more recently traded futures markets.

Over the past decade, Matt has provided analysis and education for several brokers across Asia. And as part of a trade recommendations team he developed expertise in strategy design, development and back-testing which he blends with his overall analytical framework.

Matt was also a regular guest on Bloomberg Radio and Sky News Business, and frequently quoted in financial organisations including Reuters, Dow Jones and CNBC.


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European Open: Tight ranges ahead of NFP but implied volatility perks up

The conclusion of the FOMC meeting at 19:00 GMT is hands down the main even, so we could be in for a session of tight ranges beforehand (and fireworks after).

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European Open: China’s PMI squeeze in a surprise expansion, GBP/AUD turns higher

China’s PMI beat expectations and expanded, which could give global growth prospects a boost as China continues to reopen

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January 31, 2023 04:40 PM
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Australia’s retail snails weigh on December's trade figures (again)

Australia’s retail sales were down a lot more than expected in December, suggesting much of the hype had died over the Black Friday Sales and Cyber Sales Monday in November.

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January 31, 2023 01:03 PM

European Open: $82 continues to defy WTI crude bulls

Despite hopes of a rebound in demand due to China’s reopening, oil bulls have repeatedly failed to help WTI crude oil close above $82 – and momentum now points lower.

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January 30, 2023 03:39 PM

Commitment of traders report (COT):

The commitment of traders (COT) report shows how large speculators are positioned across futures markets on the CME exchange.

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January 30, 2023 01:45 PM

Is the USD/JPY bearish move becoming ‘long’ in the tooth?

Shorting USD/JPY is not a new idea, and as the pair has erased around half of its 21-month rally, we see the potential for a bounce over the coming weeks.


AU inflation – a report to match Australia’s (hot) weather

There’s no escaping the fact that Australian inflation continues to point the wrong way for the RBA and consumers alike. And today’s report should quickly eradicate hopes of an RBA pause in February.

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European Open: Gold considers a fresh 9-month high, PMI’s in focus

Trading volumes may be lower due to China’s lunar new year celebrations, but it didn’t prevent gold from trying to break to a new cycle higher overnight.


Market pricing and economists favour a 25bp hike from the BOC tomorrow

Market pricing and the consensus among economists firmly points towards a 25bp hike from the BOC tomorrow.

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January 24, 2023 11:11 AM

European Open: Futures point higher, DAX and FTSE bears to fade the rally?

The overnight session had a slight risk-on vibe as China claims to have reached ‘park covid’ ahead of the lunar holiday.

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January 20, 2023 04:42 PM
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Is it the end of the bear-market rally on the S&P 500?

Have we just seen the end of a bear-market rally? Possibly, perhaps not. But it does appear that a prominent swing high has formed.